The Washington Redskins are once again back in the market for a new head coach which has become a new norm under Daniel Snyder.
The team fired Jay Gruden 24-hours after the 33-7 loss to the New England Patriots in Week 5.
According to Jason La Canfora, Redskins owner Dan Snyder views Mike Tomlin as his top choice for the next head coach of the Washington organization.
“Snyder, who has long been a fan of Tomlin, has gotten to know the Super Bowl-winning coach more personally over the years, at league meetings and through several mutual friends and peers, and would be willing to give Tomlin a top-of-the-market salary and full authority over the organization, the sources said.
He views Tomlin as the kind of coach, leader and face-of-the-franchise Washington sorely lacks — the perfect point person with the media and sponsors and to help efforts to get a stadium built in downtown Washington, DC.
Tomlin has an excellent coaching record, is a member of the prestigious Competition Committee, is one of the game’s great orators and already has relationships with key members of the organization like team president Bruce Allen and general manager Doug Williams from their time in Tampa. Snyder believes Tomlin could help restore faith in the fans and kick-start the team’s sagging business operations as well.”
La Canfora added that Snyder iswilling to part ways with draft picks to secure Tomlin. He signed a one-year contract extension in July to stay in Pittsburgh through 2021.
Tomlin has a career record of 126-70-1 and that includes and impressive eight playoff appearances in 12 seasons, with the Steelers being to 2 Super Bowls under his watch.